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I've had these done for a while now but I wanted to pick back up on the idea. The inspiration originally came from Blackbolt's Chicago Legion concept and I took it further from there playing off a Roman legion soldiers theme.

20130213_140419_zps0dbf0136.jpgThe sword was the first idea that developed and naturally I attached a soldier prototype.

After translating the sketch to vector format I proceeded to make 3 different helmet styles for variety's sake. I also doodled up a random crest idea but it's nothing more than a rough deviation. The shields are vacant for now while I work up a better crest.

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As you can see I'm a bit stuck with the concept but I wanted to throw these feelers out here to get some suggestions on how to improve the logos. I know they're missing the rest of the body, but that's because I want to keep the logos compact.

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The shield looks a little plain. I like c best

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I like C the best, have you tried it with red eyes? just a thought, that is pretty slick though.

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C. Mess with the perspective on the stars to make them look like they are on the sword. Right now it just looks slapped on.

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I would prefer C. I didn't know you took my little concept to heart. Thanks, I guess.

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I'd say A. C isn't bad, but definitely don't go with B.

Maybe you could put a C for Chicago on the shield?

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I like A best as well. I agree that something more needs to be done with the shield though.

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Yeah, the more I look at the sword, the more I want to see it come to a point at the end.

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C. Avoid B.

I love the concept, but the biggest drawback isn't the face, it's the sword. Why is it split in half? It looks like he has shears or tweezers. What I would do:

1) give the sword a solid, single point.

2) give the hilt definition. Separate it from the blade and use color (red? gray/black?) Right now, it looks unfinished partly because the blade, hilt, and hand all merge together.

3) I know I'm in the minority view on this, but the city flag is a cruddy design element. It's also technically wrong if you leave out the top and bottom white stripes. What would be cooler, IMO, is if you mimicked the city skyline with blood streaks (alt: gray shading) on the sword.

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I would go with c, a looks more like a spartan helmet and b looks like a gladiator helmet. I am also not a fan of the 'impossible shape' of the sword

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I'd like to see a C with red eyes

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